by Studio Droog. A lavishly decorated centre piece by German silversmith Wenzel Jamnitzer, is now re-decorated with 3D-printed magnetic miniatures of the Rijksmuseum collection.

Source: Merkelsche Centrepiece, Wenzel Jamnitzer, 1549; miniature, anonymous, ca 1770; Miniature burnt wine bowl, Frederick of Strant (II), 1740; Miniature fi sh basket, Abraham Vilelle 1778; Miniature Coffee Pot, Frederik Sleuman, 1772; Cabinet of silver in Louis XVI style.Two doors and three drawers, Hermanus Hill, 1787; Chair with openwork back surmounted by a crest, Jan Bonket, 1779; Silver Chair, Michael Maenbeeck, ca 1662 – ca 1666; Handbell of silver, anonymous, ca 1700 – ca 1800; miniature, anonymous, ca 1770


Reality Tank’s Polymers project at ‘The Next Big Thing is Not a Thing’ exhibition

The Reality Tank Polymers project which has been realized in collaboration with Studio Formafantasma is now on display at Bureau Europa’s exhibition ‘The Next Big Thing is Not a Thing’ (5 March – 10 July 2016). This exhibition relates the evolving field of design to the science of anthropology. Using the gaze as a metaphor, the exhibition surveys the evolution of the design discipline and examines new fields of knowledge and critical practices. The exhibition questions the underlying myths within design, deconstructs its emerging signs, and examines how technology determines the future landscape of design.

Exhibition: 5 March – 10 July
Admission: €5, €3 students, free for museum card holders

Bureau Europa
Boschstraat 9
6211 AS Maastricht
The Netherlands

Tableware collection

Landscape with Houses defines the ceramic and glassware collection designed by Studio Droog. By
deconstructing the image into layers, and editing them into individual
patterns, Studio Droog cleverly harnessed the signature linework of Van Gogh to
create new patterns that can be played with. 

Translucent glass plates of various sketched patterning can be stacked to
recreate the original painting; glass and ceramic tumblers don dancing strokes
and lines – as if doodled by Van Gogh himself; patterned bowls and vases make
masterpieces of your food and flowers; and tealights cast shadows of an
impressionist painter’s mark.

Family Vase

Designer: Studio Droog
Material: Z Corp 3D printing technology

Glass lantern

Designer: Richard Hutten
Material: glass, stainless steel, electrical components

Rubber tablecloth

by deJongeKalff. Traditional craft is transformed through a modern material and technique.

Source: Embroidery Example with rectangular shield, Albrecht Dürer, 1507 – 1521

Layer plates

by Studio Droog. The motif of a historical plate has been distilled onto four glass plates. Enjoy each on its own, stack them to recreate the original motif, or create one of your own imagination.

Source: Plate with Imari decor, porcelain factory on the Amstel, 1784 – 1814

Napkin collar

by Studio Droog. A ruff is given a new function, adding a touch of elegance to any table setting.

Source: Irregular wavy ruff of linen batiste, consisting of a long strip on a linen collar is pleated with a small border decoration in stitch, cross stitch marked in red silk ‘CY’, anonymous, ca 1615 – ca 1635

Forgotten Tools

by Studio Droog. A range of classical cutlery with forgotten shapes. A salt scoop, fruit spoon, sugar spoon, butter trowel, and more, held together like a Swiss army knife.

Source: Salt spoon, scoop-shaped with engraved handle and oval at the tip, Jan Pieter Barbier; Fruit Spoon, Jan Christopher Ultzen, 1791; Butter Trowel, polychrome painted with German Flowers, insects and fruits, Porzellan Manufaktur Meissen, 1750 – 1760; Sugar Spoon of chased silver, anonymous, 1783; Fork with a handle made of fighting animals, anonymous, 1675 – 1725; Fork with iron tridents and golden hilt. On side year 1597 and the letters IDL, anonymous, 1597; Spoon, polychrome painted with Deutsche Blumen, insects and fruits, Porzellan Manufaktur Meissen, 1750 – 1760; Spoon, anonymous, 1680


by Studio Droog. Participate in a new kind of fl ower arranging with this body tattoo. Museum meets street culture.

Source: ‘Still life with flowers and glass vase’ by Jan Davidszn. de Heem, 17th Century

A Beautiful Future

by Droog Lab with Metahaven

Can the combined impact of digitization and structural instability produce new aesthetics and new ways of living? A Beautiful Future engages a society for whom digital infrastructure is home.

Nomads are wearing blanket coats emblazoned with digital symbols.

A mesh of open source hotspots is introduced to the city. Watches no longer communicate time, but rather the vital presence of wireless signal. Here, the network meets the territory, symbols are wearable, homes are digital and helmets are masks.

Slim Expo

Designer: TD
Offers exhibition design with radically reduced material use.

Synthetic Lab

Designer: Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
Engineers synthetic organisms to produce biological plastics, like keratin, the material that your hair and nails are made from.

Urban Mining

Designer: Waag Society / FairPhone
Mines phones for all their precious parts.

Optical World

Featuring: What you see is not cabinet by Fernando Brízio for Droog, 2010
Creates illusions to reduce your material burden.

Organic Pac

Featuring: Bolle box by Andreas Möller for Droog, 1994
Supplies packaging made from compressed cow dung.